rebooting the mini without a keyboard or monitor attached

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by saltyzoo, Mar 29, 2008.

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    saltyzoo

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    I'm using my mini as a multimedia server so I have a wireless keyboard (that I can power off to save batteries) and use the TV as a monitor.

    I occasionally screen share to do maintenance on the machine and sometimes I'll reboot it in the process.

    Problem is that if the TV isn't on and the keyboard plugged in, it boots to safe mode rather than doing a proper reboot.

    Is there any way to do a normal reboot without a keyboard / monitor attached?
     
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    Eidorian

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    Have you tried rebooting over ssh yet? No clue why it reboots into safe mode. I've never had headless minis do that.
     
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    saltyzoo

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    I just rebooted in ssh without thinking. I'm away from home and now the thing is inaccessible grrr.
     
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    Eidorian

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    I hate to say this but I forget the options for 'shutdown' so that'll restart. I'm a much bigger fan of 'reboot'. You'll need to use sudo of course.
     
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    saltyzoo

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    shutdown -r now

    But that's not the problem. If I had a keyboard and monitor on it would boot fine.
     
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    Eidorian

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    Anything in the logs that would explain why it decides to reboot into safe mode w/o said peripherals? Tried an Archive & Install yet?
     
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    inkswamp

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    [Edit: removed comment. Misunderstood the context of the question.]
     
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    saltyzoo

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    No, I've never worried that much about it until now, just turned on the tv and keyboard and rebooted. But now that I'm remote and can't do that I'm hosed for the moment.


    LOL I can only imagine what this comment was. Bet it was pretty funny.
     

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